Cities ministry allocates US$46mn for Campinas sanitation

Friday, September 2, 2011

Brazil's cities ministry has earmarked 75mn reais (US$45.8mn) in sanitation funding to São Paulo state's Campinas city, according to a local government release.

The funding, allocated under phase II of the country's PAC growth acceleration plan, will go towards to the Capivari river sanitation system. Work includes a sewer main and a wastewater treatment plant.

Wastewater produced at the treatment plant may be sold for industrial use. Several companies in the region have already showed interest in purchasing it, according to mayor Demétrio Vilagra.

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"Although we are still finalizing details for some of the projects, the funding has already been guaranteed in the federal budget," Vilagra said, adding," a contract with federal savings bank Caixa Economica Federal (CEF) should be signed in a week."

The work should benefit some 250,000 residents and bring wastewater treatment coverage in the city up to 97%, the release said.